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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

One Of The Great Aspects Of The Green Shag Market Is The Myriad Of Styles You'll Find In The Offerings. Retro, Antique, Vintage, Classic Modern, Vintage Contemporary...It's All There. Status: Eclectic!

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Mr. Modtomic isn't the only purveyor of delicious vintage modern amazing-ness. Just take a look at booth 28. They opened maybe a couple weeks after me. They keep the booth sparsely availed of items, but they are pretty great items!

Monday, July 30, 2012

More Changes In Booth 44 At The Green Shag Antique Mall. Out With The Old - In With...Um, More Old. Satus: Things Is Movin'!

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I had to drop by the Green Shag Market again today to fill a void in Booth 44 as the Danish Style Leather and Bentwood Rocking Chair has found a new home.  Plus I wanted to post an update on the offerings since the Eames / Herman Miller dining table was made off with this week as well.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Oh, Now That Is A Classy Looking Vignette! Almost Like A Bottle Of Fine Wine, A Beautiful Goblet And A Fine Painting. Status: Ok, Maybe Not.

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Some of this little group was picked up on the road while on vacation but I just picked up the big Garcia print today.  I forgot about the red glass chalice and I need to find a proper shade for the little black and gold lamp.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Enough Wheelin' And Dealin'. Let's Check Out Some Vintage Vacation Entertainment At Lake George, NY. Status: The Simple Pleasures!

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When we roadtrip we like to keep it cheap.  Mostly.  You gotta hold something back for the big things like Para-sailing and Whitewater Rafting.  And if you got a handful of quarters you'll have just as much fun as those...and in the airconditioning too!

You Know...It's One Thing To Give A Friendly Bit Of Advice...It's Quite Another To Call Somebody A Crook. Status: A Call To Arms My Friends.

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They're out there. You might walk right by one and never know it...until they contact you through the internet, where everybody thinks they can say anything they like about anyone they want. And craiglist is rife with the little Napoleon complex jack-holes.  If you've spent any time selling there you already know this.  And this is why Mr. Modtomic asks for a tiny bit of your time.

Friday, July 27, 2012

I Picked Up These Eames Shell Armchair Replicas From (Brasilia Obsessed) Dan During The Swank-A-Rama Rocket Century Sale, But I've Never Given You A Proper Introduction. Status: They Say "Hi!".

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I've had this set of Eames replica Eiffel base armchairs available at my booth (44) at the Green Shag Market since I picked them up from Dan (the fella with the killer joint full of Broyhill Brasilia) just heading off on our roadtrip vacation.  I just had to pull them out yesterday as I wanted to install the Frem Rojle danish dining chairs into the limited area of my antique mall space.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sturdy Construction And Good Bones But No Name. The Chairs Was Stinky But They Was Cheap. Status: Cheap Wins!

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After a buyer picked up the Eames Aluminum Group dining table from my booth (44) at the Green Shag Market antique mall I figured I better get down there and install another dining table in it's place.  Since I was headed that direction anyway I thought I would pick up these smashing (OK, they WILL BE smashing...someday) dining chairs that had been put up on c-list.  Look, I was going that way Anyway!  Don't judge me.   ...it's true, I can't stop.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Last Of The Weekends Estate Sale Booty - This Brutal Fireplace Tool Set - Was Found Quite By Lucky Happenstance. Status: Soon To Be Available.

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After quickly wrapping up the Dorothy Thorpe chip and dip set (featured yesterday) that I picked up from estate sale #2, I started making my way home to get a few hours of much needed sleep. I am not a fan of leaving sleep on the table, but I spotted a green hand made "Estate Sale -->" sign at a corner. Ugh. Of course I turned around.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The First Estate Sale Saturday Also Afforded Mr. Modtomic The Opportunity To Pick Up This Unusual Hairpin Stacking Display. Status: Uh, What Is It?

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This unusual stacking display was also shown in the photos of the same estate sale where I picked up the Orange Overman swivel recliner I went on and on about a few days ago. I was also given pause by the price initially but when I figured this was really 4 pieces, well...

Monday, July 23, 2012

I Went To The Second Estate Sale Saturday With Hopes Of Scoring A Large Set Of Russel Wright But Came Home With Dorothy Thorpe Instead. Status: Fail Score.

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I had spotted a sizable set of Russel Wright Steubenville dinnerware all in grey at an estate sale Saturday that opened an hour after the sale where I picked up the Overman swivel recliner. I didn't waste any time at the first sale and got to the second sale about an 15 minutes before it started only to find I was picking up number 12. Hmmm.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Estate Sale Scene Showered Mr. Modtomic With An Abundance This Fine Saturday Morning. Case In Point - Another Orange Overman Chair And Ottoman. Status: Available @ The Green Shag Market!

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Yup, Mr. Modtomic got lucky at the estate sale circuit this morning.  There weren't a bunch of sales that "mattered" this morning.  I only had two on my agenda.  A third caught my attention on my way home and turned out to have some goodies too!  I pulled off a hat trick today.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stopped By A Salvation Army Thrift Store Out In New York. Picked Up A Pair Of McCobb / Jackson China Bowls - Got A Whole Bunch Of Mystery Jackson China For Free! Status: Related?

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I grabbed up this pair of Jackson China bowls designed by Paul McCobb at one of the few thrift stores we could find in Glen Falls NY (near where we vacationed in Lake George NY). I initially just grabbed the pair of bowls and was going to GLADLY pay the marked price for them alone. The nice lady at the check out MADE me go back to the dishes with her and suss out the rest of the lot. Thanks Nice Lady!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Maybe The Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen At An Antique Mall. Wookie Head Mount Spotted In Indianapolis Indiana. Status: Weird-baka

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On the one hand, I kinda hope it's a mask....cuz a Wookie head trophy is just....not right.  Then again...putting a Wookie mask on is kind of...Hannibal Vader.  ::shudder::  But let us digress and take a walk around the Southport Antique Mall, Indianapolis Indiana.  There's lots of less questionable items to feast your eyes upon, promise!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Somehow...I Managed To JUST Squeeze The "New" Display Into Booth 44 This Afternoon. AND What's New At The Booth. Status: More Better?

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I dropped the new display off today at my booth in the Green Shag Market along with a few new small items. I'm using the word "new" here pretty loosely. It's just "like" new! Don't you just love when you read that in a craigslist ad? Not new...just "like" new.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Can $12.50 Buy At A Random Second Day Estate Sale? Some Mighty Fine Display Shelving! Status: Headed For The Green Shag Market.

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The Girlfriend and I were driving home from breakfast and a somewhat fruitless visit to a few of the local thrifts Sunday when she spotted an estate sale sign.  I was ready to keep driving, but the sale was like right there on the corner.  I could use a better garden hose, so....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Very First Thing We Found On Our Roadtrip Vacation Was A Pair Of Lamps For Our Buddy Dan. We Just Now Got Them Home! Status: Ready For A New Home.

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Matchy matchy match match. Some of us have this thing. We want, Crave, NEED sets! Matched Pairs make us giddy. You might remember Dan's place from a posting I did a while back. He's definitely got it bad with the matched sets thing. He tasked Mr. Modtomic with finding him a matched set of lamps.

Monday, July 16, 2012

What? You Thought I Was Done With The Motels / Signs? Capri Village - Lake George NY. Still Dreaming Of Vacation. Status: Great Sign / Great View!

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Now don't that just tug at ya? What more could you really want from your vacation digs? It's Right There on that beautiful beautiful lake! We so almost ended up staying here but I'm just so darn cheap.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

On The Road Snatching Smalls Is The Name Of The Game Since Space Is Limited. Status: Survived The Trip Home!

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You gotta love finding all pretty little things at your local "traps" but finding them on the road is even more fun.  You get a cool looking item and a memory of where you were and what you were doing that day!  This lot is from all over the North East!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Some Cool Stuff Popped Up On Craigslist This Afternoon. Check It Out. Maybe You Find The Whatnot You Need. Status: Lame Weekend Post.

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This Broyhill Emphasis nine drawer dresser was listed today as simply "Large 9 Drawer Dresser with Two Mirrors". The $70 asking price reflect the disregard for name brand or excellent style. Some people just need to be rid of stuff!

Great Name For A Cool Shop? Funky + Functional. It Certainly Is. Both! Status: Another Ohio Gem!

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We had just enough time in Columbus OH to take a peek inside this great little antique mall type shop.  Believe me, I would have dragged the Girlfriend all through that town and it woulda gotten dark before we made tracks toward Lake George.  Next time.  Until then, won't you join me in a lil' tour of Funky + Functional?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

More Vacation Retro Road Scores. Pickings From Far And Wide. Russel Wright, Ben Seibel, And Mr. Bill Curry. Status: Sausage Party.

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A missed turn on a two lane blacktop while coming home found us passing by an out of the way antique mall. Of course we had to stab the brakes, turn around and check the place out! This is how we find a lot of the cool joints we patronize...luck or accident. Depends on your point of view I guess!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Don't This Look Like A Mighty Relaxing (And Shadey Yo!) Place To Relax On Your Lake George Vacation? Status: Flower-escent

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We checked out a LOT of Hotels and Motels around the Lake George NY area while we were there.  All were pretty nice.  Some were just more charming than others, like this little joint: the Flower Cottages.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Of Course I'm Going To Fill The Car With Roadtrip Pickings When On Vacation! This Year Seemed To Be All About Lamps...Matched Pair Lamps. Status: Bases Need A Little Help.

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A client of mine (Ahhhahahaahaaahaa...client, that's so funny!  He's actually a buddy of mine.), ahem...anyway, he was looking for a matched pair of lamps for his pad.  I didn't have any at the time and I haven't really seen many pairs other than more "retro" style, and I know he's not looking for retro.  So I've been keeping an eye out for him.  The Vacation Roadtrip payed off with plenty of pairs, though this is not the pair I found for my "Client".

Monday, July 9, 2012

Doesn't This Dillingham King Size Bedroom Suite Just Scream "Jens Risom"? It's The Simple, Understated And Kinda Sexy Drawer Pulls. Status: Gone.

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I spent Sunday in it's entirety perusing, buying, transporting, cleaning up, photographing and storing this rather stunning King Size Dillingham bedroom suite.  It was another seriously hot day here in St. Louis too.  I got done just after dark and looked around to realize, this is all I've done all day!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thanks To Mod Betty Over At Retro Roadmap We Were Lucky Enough To Catch A Douple Feature At A Drive In Theater While In NY! Status: Avengers / Brave.

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I made sure I took a good look at the Retro Roadmap map page for upstate New York before we made our way to the Adirondacks for our vacation. We didn't see everything on the map but we LOVE Drive In Theaters so of course we checked out the Glen Drive In.  It was even CHEAPER than our own beloved Skyview Drive In...huh!  Who knew?!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Even In The Middle Of Nowhere Mr. Modtomic Can Sniff Out The Bargains! Orange To Yellow Nesting Mix Bowls By Pyrex. Status: Mine All Mine!

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One day while we were in Lake George NY it started drizzling on us so we decided to go for a little drive in the country side.  We picked a random side road and drove.  We were kinda looking for a good place to get some local eats but we found a little thrift shop instead and BLAM...score!

Friday, July 6, 2012

If You Happen To Be Tooling Along Highway 70 Near Pocahontas Il. And Need A FANTASTIC Place To Sleep For A Couple Nights, Look For This Sign! Status: You Gotta Check This Place Out!

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This is right off highway 70 about 40 miles east of downtown St. Louis. We pulled off just to check out the Village Square antique shop and shoot some pictures of this amazing sign. While shooting the sign I decided to ask the Powhatan Motel owner if it might be OK if I took a look at one of the rooms and maybe shoot some photos for the blog. He was more than happy, which took me by surprise...until I saw the room.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Is This Not EXACTLY What You Picture In Your Mind When Asked To Envision A Rural Antique Shop? You'll Never Guess What I Found Inside! Status: Seriously Not "Antique"!

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I will be the first to admit - I MUCH prefer to dig through an old "iffy" looking joint like this as apposed to a sterile, scrubbed antique mall. There just seems to be so much more opportunity to find something amazing in a joint like this (Village Square Antiques in Pocahontas Il), right? Not really, this is just an antique mall...in an antique building! Still, there is something about the hope!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independance Day! Mr. Modtomic Is Ready To blast Off In This Rocket's Red Glare! This Vintage Coin Op / Photo Op Is At Rocket Century. Status: Rocket Century Gots The Goods.

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While at Rocket Century's "Swank-A-Rama" parking lot sale Mr. Modtomic took a little stroll through host's indoor sales area. You might remember seeing a few photos of this from their earlier sale here. This time Rocket Century had a little more time to properly stage their selling area and it looked great. They have some really nice stuff available!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Big Ol' Welded Up Bird In The Hand Beats Two At The Green Shag Market. Status: Available Now!

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The "Bird Man" - Carl Perkins (no, not THAT Carl Perkins) not only sells at the Gypsy Caravan (what? You missed him there?  I did too.  I heard he got a lousy spot in the parking garage selling area) he also has a few Birds hanging around at the Green Shag Market.  Now you can drop by and peruse his wares at your convenience...and not under that scorching summer sun!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Girlfriend Had A Great Idea: Guess What This Room Cost Us Saturday Night! Status: Late Night Find.

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We were on our way home Saturday night, looking for a place to crash for the night at about 11pm when the Girlfriend spotted this joint.  Even though we've spend most of our Vacation in independent motels I was still dubious.  We asked to see a room and...Oh...Em...Gee.  Es...Oh...El...Dee.  Take a peek inside to...well, see inside!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Really Cool Roadtrip Road Scores...From The Road! We're Not Yet Home But I Just Couldn't Wait So I Pulled Over, Pulled Out The Goods And Pulled Out The Camera. Status: Russel Wright Loverliness.

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No Modtomic roadtrip is complete without lots of hunting / gathering at local junque-tique shops along the way.  This super score of Russel Wright Interplay by Iroquois was found in Queensbury NY at a little place called 200 Glen Antiques.  As soon as we pulled into the gravel lot with - yup - four of those circular plastic and iron Solair hoop chairs outside, I knew this place would deliver.